Here's a different take on the Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment and Wage estimates page. I've downloaded all the data and ranked states (for every occupation with at least 100 workers).

You can use the drop-down menus to filter by state or by occupation.

Occupation Selected: Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Illinois 18,850 $61,530 1
Alaska 1,240 $58,950 2
New York 25,250 $56,740 3
Oregon 4,620 $56,670 4
New Jersey 11,530 $56,620 5
Minnesota 9,150 $56,310 6
Massachusetts 10,570 $55,110 7
Wisconsin 9,790 $54,270 8
District of Columbia 670 $53,110 9
Washington 9,320 $53,070 10
Connecticut 4,490 $52,940 11
Michigan 14,150 $52,420 12
Indiana 12,590 $51,430 13
Missouri 9,300 $50,160 14
Pennsylvania 15,030 $49,970 15
Rhode Island 1,910 $47,990 16
Maryland 10,820 $47,530 17
Hawaii 1,960 $47,270 18
Montana 1,870 $47,230 19
California 48,770 $47,170 20
Delaware 2,080 $47,150 21
Ohio 16,250 $46,490 22
Nebraska 2,410 $46,010 23
Wyoming 910 $45,190 24
Kansas 4,100 $44,770 25
Nevada 5,430 $44,580 26
Kentucky 5,540 $44,180 27
Colorado 9,700 $43,600 28
Utah 4,730 $42,950 29
Iowa 5,490 $42,510 30
West Virginia 2,070 $42,010 31
New Hampshire 1,700 $41,770 32
North Dakota 760 $41,070 33
Idaho 1,470 $40,590 34
Vermont 1,070 $40,390 35
Maine 2,300 $39,510 36
Louisiana 11,100 $38,930 37
Virginia 14,620 $38,420 38
Texas 26,870 $37,910 39
Georgia 9,970 $37,550 40
Arizona 9,990 $37,530 41
New Mexico 2,900 $37,510 42
Tennessee 7,860 $37,500 43
South Dakota 950 $35,600 44
Oklahoma 4,990 $35,340 45
Florida 27,540 $34,730 46
North Carolina 11,500 $34,440 47
South Carolina 6,730 $34,160 48
Alabama 6,160 $33,480 49
Arkansas 3,070 $33,290 50
Mississippi 3,820 $32,510 51
Guam 140 $28,810
Puerto Rico 2,150 $17,560